Lori Ruderman

BUY SMARTER Initiative Lead

Dept. of Health and Human Services

Lori Ruderman, Initiative Lead for the Dept. of Health and Human Services’ ReImagine BuySmarter Initiative. BuySmarter is an innovative new HHS-wide program to use technology to streamline and modernize federal acquisitions across the Department to achieve significant economies of scale and gain Department-wide efficiencies.

Ms. Ruderman has over 30 years’ experience in diverse range of leadership and management roles. With a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling, Ms. Ruderman spent more than 20 years of her career serving in the healthcare space. During the course of her career to-date, Ms. Ruderman has served as the director of a not-for-profit health program and has served as a hospital administrator for two different healthcare systems before joining the federal government in 2008. Since entering public service, Ms. Ruderman has spent the past ten years in the federal Shared Services environment with the majority of that time focused on federal acquisitions.

Ms. Ruderman brings a passion and innovative energy to this unique opportunity to revolutionize acquisitions for the Department’s $24B in annual spend on goods and services.